Buhari inaugurates minimum wage implementation committee

Buhari inaugurates minimum wage implementation committee

- Minimum wage implementation committee has been inaugurated by President muhammadu Buhari

- Head of the civil service of the federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, was appointed as chairman of the committee

- The federal government however gave the committee four weeks to complete its assignment

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, May 14, inaugurated a committee to implement the new national minimum wage, almost one month after he signed the bill into law.

Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of the civil service of the federation, was appointed the chairman of the committee.

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The committee, according to Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, had four weeks to complete its assignment.

Consequently, the inaugural meeting is scheduled to hold on May 20.

Members of the committee include the ministers of labour and employment, finance, health, education and budget and national planning.

Others are the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, director general, budget office, secretary of the federal judicial service commission, secretary, National Assembly Service Commission and chairman, National Salaries, Income, and Wages Commission, who will serve as the committee secretary.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Ngige said said there were still processes and procedures the new wage would undergo before the commencement of its implementation, even though it had been passed and signed into law.

The minister said that those at the lowest cadre of employment whether in the public or private sector would earn N30,000 as the law provided. Read more:

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